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- DescriptionBetween 1972 and 1974, the Mighty Macs of Immaculata College-a small Catholic women's school outside Philadelphia-made history by winning the first three women's national college basketball championships ever played. A true Cinderella team, this unlikely fifteenth-seeded squad triumphed against ermous odds and four powerhouse state teams to secure the championship title and capture the imaginations of fans and sportswriters across the country. But while they were making a significant contribution to legitimizing women's sports in America, the Mighty Macs were also challenging the traditional roles and obligations that circumscribed their Catholic schoolgirl lives. In this vivid account of Immaculata basketball, Julie Byrne goes beyond the fame to explore these young women's unusual lives, their rare opportunities and pleasures, their religious culture, and the broader ideas of womanhood they inspired and helped redefine.
- Author BiographyJulie Byrne is an assistant professor of religion at Duke University. She lives in Durham, North Carolina.
- Author(s)Julie Byrne
- PublisherColumbia University Press
- Date of Publication17/09/2003
- SubjectBall Games: Court & Indoor
- Series TitleReligion & American Culture S.
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintColumbia University Press
- Content Note21 photos
- Weight544 g
- Width156 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine17 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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